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WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

WebPT Among Fastest Growing For 2nd Year

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehab therapists, today announced it has ranked No. 362 on the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Touting a three-year growth rate of 1,316 percent, WebPT boasts two consecutive appearances on this prestigious annual list of elite independent businesses.

“We are honored and excited to be named one of America’s fastest-growing companies, which puts the physical therapy industry in the national spotlight,” said WebPT founder and COO Heidi Jannenga. “The sustained growth is a testament to our customer-centric culture and our focus on producing innovative products to solve real business problems.”

WebPT, which ranked No. 231 on the Inc. 500 list in 2013, recently announced a significant round of growth capital financing from Battery Ventures. The company intends to use the new capital to further accelerate the growth that landed it on Inc. Magazine’s list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies two years in a row.

Since its inception in 2008, WebPT has helped more than 35,000 rehab therapy professionals transition to EMR, leading the rehab industry into the digital age by enabling fast, secure, paperless documentation. In the last four years, the company has added more than 150 jobs and has grown in revenue from $1.2 million in 2010 to a projected $25 million this year. WebPT also ranks among the top ten Arizona companies and the top ten Phoenix Metro Area companies.

“This is a true team award, and I am enormously proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence displayed by everyone at WebPT,” said WebPT CEO Paul Winandy. “Only a select few companies make the Inc. 500 two years in a row, and we are honored to be part of such an elite group.”

Having created a comprehensive, industry-specific platform, WebPT is changing the way rehab therapists manage the day-to-day operations of their clinics. In addition to offering defensible, compliant and intuitive documentation, the web-based application provides physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists with intelligent business reporting, interactive and organized scheduling, and integrated billing.

WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth.

Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted by more than 35,000 therapists and 6,000 clinics in the US and Canada, and WebPT has consistently increased in revenue, while continuing to gain market share. It was recently named to the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies.

“Battery Ventures has an outstanding track record investing in growth companies and helping them achieve success. We are thrilled to partner with such an experienced investor as we continue to aggressively grow our business,” said WebPT CEO Paul Winandy. “We’re at the cutting edge of healthcare technology and this infusion of capital will allow us to keep innovating in the physical therapy space.”

WebPT is strategically leading the rehab industry into the digital age, enabling fast, secure, paperless documentation. Having created a sophisticated, industry-specific platform, WebPT is fundamentally changing the way rehab therapists manage the day-to-day operations of their clinics. In addition to offering defensible, compliant and intuitive documentation, the web-based application provides physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists with intelligent business reporting, interactive and organized scheduling, and integrated billing.

“WebPT is pioneering a new way for rehab therapists to manage their business operations, while saving them time and money,” said Chelsea Stoner, Battery Ventures General Partner, who specializes in investments in software and healthcare technology and is joining the WebPT board. “As the electronic medical records industry is continuing its explosive growth, WebPT, with its advanced technology and innovative leadership team, has carved out a unique position in the market. We look forward to helping the company continue to achieve success and solidify their position as the leader in this sector.”

WebPT founders Brad and Heidi Jannenga will remain in key leadership positions. Heidi, an experienced physical therapist and multi-clinic site director, joined forces with Brad, a seasoned technologist and award-winning entrepreneur, to start the company after recognizing a need for a robust, industry-specific EMR platform. Today, as President and Chief Technology Officer at WebPT, Brad leads all aspects of company’s technology, while Heidi guides the product strategy and oversees the WebPT brand vision as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

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17 Banner Health Facilities Achieve Final Stage Of Electronic Medical Record Adoption

Seventeen Banner Health facilities have achieved Stage 7, the final stage in the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) as acknowledged by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. HIMSS Analytics monitors and recognizes levels of EMR adoption and meaningful use in hospitals in the United States, Canada and other countries.

The Stage 7 recognition by HIMSS Analytics is a compelling example of Banner Health’s emergence as a national leader in health care. Banner Health’s 17 Stage 7 hospitals are among only 82 hospitals in the nation at this top level of EMR use. Banner is also recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top Five Large Health System in the nation and as a Top Leadership Team/Large System by HealthLeaders magazine.

“While achieving HIMSS Stage 7 for 17 of Banner’s 23 hospitals is an important organizational achievement, the most important beneficiaries are our patients,” said Banner Health’s Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer John Hensing, M.D. “Our meaningful use of enhanced electronic medical records is integrated into our patient care processes and even targeted to help our clinicians proactively recognize and treat specific and dangerous disorders such as sepsis and delirium,” he added.

Banner Health facilities that have achieved Stage 7 status include:

  • Banner Baywood Medical Center (Mesa)
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center (Sun City)
  • Banner Desert Medical Center (Mesa)
  • Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (Sun City)
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center (Phoenix)
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center (Gilbert)
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (Phoenix)
  • Banner Heart Hospital (Mesa)
  • Banner Ironwood Medical Center (San Tan Valley)
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (Glendale)
  • East Morgan County Hospital (Brush, Colo.)
  • McKee Medical Center (Loveland, Colo.)
  • North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, Colo.)
  • Page Hospital (Page)
  • Platte County Memorial Hospital (Wheatland, Wyo.)
  • Community Hospital (Torrington, Wyo.)
  • Washakie Medical Center (Worland, Wyo.)

In order to obtain the final stage in the EMR adoption, hospitals must be paperless and be able to share clinical information with other health care facilities, networks, clinics, employers, payers and patients. At this stage, health care organizations also can store and analyze data to use to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.

HIMSS Analytics surveyors conducted an on-site review of Banner’s EMR technologies at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center located in Phoenix. Since nearly all Banner facilities have the same level of EMR adoption and usage, surveyors were able to judge facility capabilities across the system based on their findings at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Four more Banner Health facilities will achieve Stage 7 this summer once they have implemented using bar-coding technology for patient identification and medications administration. The remaining facilities will achieve Stage 7 in 2013.

For more information on Banner Health Medical Centers, visit Banner Health’s website at bannerhealth.com.